Senior Diplomatic and International Development Adviser
Dr. Jerry Dutkewych is a Senior Advisor – Diplomatic and International Development to the private – public partnerships, international NGOs, government structures, academia, think tanks and foundations.
Prior to March, 2016, Dr. Dutkewych was the Director for Diplomatic and External Relations at the Millennium Challenge Corporation. He was responsible for bi-national relations with Millennium Challenge Account’s 50 partner country government officials (Heads of State/Government, Ambassadors to the USA and to the UN) as well as: foundations, academia, think tanks, diaspora organizations and international development organizations.
Prior to joining the ‘MCA Inter-agency Working Group’ in June 2003 of seven individuals which worked with the National Security Agency to formulate the MCC, Dr. Dutkewych developed and coordinated with the Human Capital Officers’ of various USG Departments / Bureaus the implementation of the Strategic Human Capital Plan (SHCP) for establishing the Department of Homeland Security (2002-2003), insuring its alignment to both the President’s Management Agenda and to the DHS Strategic Plan. This SHCP was recognized by the U.S. Government Accountability Office in mid-2003 as one of five leading Strategic Human Capital Plans in the Executive Branch of the US federal government.
Dr. Dutkewych established and led the first Peace Corps Program in the former Soviet Union, in Ukraine in 1992. During an unprecedented eight years as Director, U.S. Peace Corps-Ukraine, Jerry managed a staff of 350, who impacted several million beneficiaries directly and indirectly. The Peace Corps – Ukraine has been the largest Peace Corps program in the world since 1995. In addition, he represented the United States government’s Foreign Technical Assistance Program of business development, environment and education initiatives with the President of Ukraine’s Advisory Council, Cabinet of Ministers, Parliament, national, regional and municipal administrations; as well as with international donors and national / international media.
Dr. Dutkewych has served as Senior Advisor for International Development to the American International Health Alliance (where he designed, developed and implemented the first USA/NIS Hospital Partnership programs in countries of the former Soviet Union), as well as at Clapp and Mayne International, and Romyr Associates.
Prior to international development roles, Dr. Dutkewych served as Assistant Vice President, Human Resources/ Organization Development at the Henry Ford Health System, the largest private, not for profit health system in the USA.
Dr. Dutkewych maintains a very active schedule with board appointments at foundations, universities and civic non-governmental organizations (NGOs), and has authored over twenty professional articles/monographs. He has served on the Editorial Boards of International Personnel Management, Today’s NGOs, Personnel Journal and the ASTD Journal.
Dr. Dutkewych’s educational credentials include: Ph.D. in Economics, National Academy of Sciences (Ukraine), Salzburg Fellowship (Austria), Post-Masters (ABD) – Organizational Behavior University of Michigan; Master of Public Administration and Bachelor of Arts’ degrees [Political Sciences and Education] from Wayne State University, Detroit, Michigan.
Dr. Dutkewych resides in Mount Vernon, VA with his spouse, Dr. Bohdana Urbanovych, a Historic Preservation Architect / UNESCO Historic Cities Council member, and a Renewable Energy Expert for Europe, Africa and Latin America, and daughter, Solomia Maria Dutkewych, MFA, MA, a world known classical music soprano and pianist.
One of the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals, which are supported by the U.S., is to ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and to promote lifelong learning opportunities for all. Through education, vocational training, skills development, leadership training, and other initiatives, human capacity throughout Africa can be transformed and can help fuel Africa’s continued economic […]